UK Construction Week offers insight into the rebirth in social housing

UK Construction Week returns next Tuesday to the NEC, uniting over 650 exhibitors with 30,000 trade visitors in what is set to be the largest gathering of the built environment community. This year’s event, running from 10-12 October, is more topical than ever and guests to the free trade show can expect to hear how the industry plans to foster the rebirth in social housing.

The show’s Development and Regeneration Hub offers the perfect antidote to those who want to tackle this key topic, which is especially relevant after the government announcement of an extra £2bn pledged towards social housing. Featuring guest speakers such as Mark Jones from the National House Building Council (NHBC), Ayo Allu, Chairman of The Chartered Institute of Building, Bristol & Bath Regional Capital CIC’s Edward Rowberry, Paul Smith from Bristol City Council, Angharad Palmer of Pocket Living, and Simon Underwood from Elements Europe, there is a wealth of experience and insight ready to be had at the growth session.

What’s more, in light of recent tragic events, UK Construction Week has put together a free and comprehensive CPD programme that will tackle issues surrounding building quality, safety and fire prevention. With the repercussions of Grenfell set to change the landscape for all of us in construction, key topics up for discussion will be: Flammable Building Materials, Building Regulations, Fire Prevention, Improving Safety through technology, as well as Health & Safety. These completely unbiased and factual workshops will give visitors the opportunity to both broaden and share their knowledge, whilst valuable questions are put to industry experts.

Full timetables of the CPD workshops taking place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday can be viewed on the UK Construction Week website here:
If you’re interested in attending one of the CPD workshops, please note that places are extremely limited, and you should confirm your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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UK Construction Week (UKCW) is the UK’s largest construction trade show. Free to attend it consists of nine shows:
• The Build Show runs from 10-12 October and is dedicated to the building and contracting areas of the construction industry –
• Timber Expo runs from 10-12 October and is the only event on the UK construction calendar dedicated exclusively to timber –
• The Surface and Materials Show (featuring Kitchens & Bathrooms Live runs from 10-12 October and will showcase the latest surface and material solutions for specifiers, developers and industry professionals looking for cutting edge innovations within the materials sector –
• Civils Expo runs from 10-12 October and is the UK’s leading event dedicated to civil engineering and construction, bringing together leading suppliers of the latest technologies, systems and products in the civil sector –
• Smart Building 2017 runs from 10-12 October and is the UK’s leading event dedicated to integrated building technology –
• Energy 2017 runs from 10-12 October and is the industry trade event dedicated to renewables, innovation and power solutions –
• HVAC 2017 runs from 10-12 October and is the UK’s dedicated exhibition for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industries –
• Plant & Machinery Live runs from 10-12 October and will showcase the latest earthmoving, lifting, handling & demolition products –
• Grand Designs Live runs from 11-15 October. Presented by design guru Kevin McCloud it is based on the hugely popular Channel 4 series. Grand Designs Live will be free to attend for trade on 11-12 October via UK Construction Week –